What is the Cross Community Climate Collaborative (C4)?
C4 is a project of co-lead organizations Seven Generations Ahead and the Urban Efficiency Group and the mayors of Broadview, River Forest and Oak Park designed to bring together BIPOC and non-minority communities across income lines to share ideas, secure resources, and drive large-scale projects within and across communities that achieve greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions reductions, equity and sustainability goals. The project currently supports 14 disinvested and resourced communities in Illinois through a unique mayoral MOU collaboration that prioritizes replicable projects, outcomes and metrics on a timeline in relation to the climate crisis, equity and sustainability. C4 combines:
- · A cross-community collaboration process
- · All stakeholder community sustainability team development
- · Large-scale projects
- · Resource acquisition
- · Metrics
- · Knowledge and resource sharing that avoids reinventing wheels and maximizes result
C4 Wins the U.S. Conference of Mayors “Small Cities” Top Award
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- · Achieve 45% greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions reductions by 2030 from 2010 levels and 100% reductions by 2050 in accordance with science-based recommendations, and achieve equity and sustainability goals.
- · Bring resources to traditionally underserved and small communities with an interest in achieving equitable sustainability outcomes.
- · Drive large-scale projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, jobs, workforce development and other community-determined initiatives.